A powerful software developed at Cornell Engineering is helping to inform transportation planning in New York City, resulting in cleaner air and healthier communities. Now the engineers behind the... Read more about Powerful Cornell software informs NYC’s transportation planning
How We Use Machine Learning
by Jackie Swift
If you’ve ever used Uber, then you probably know about surge pricing, times when the fare price suddenly increases for rides originating in a certain location. For riders, a surge can be an unanticipated expense that makes them look for other transportation. For drivers, it represents an opportunity: get to where the surge is happening and make more money.
“If you’re a driver and you’re far away from the area that is surging, you might consider going there if you can be sure the surge price will remain in effect,” says Peter I. Frazier, Operations Research and Information Engineering. “But you also know other drivers might get there before you and take all the rides, so you might decide not to go.”
Shivem Shah is one of a new generation of scientists who are developing therapies that will modulate the immune system to combat disease. They are called immunoengineers. A fourth-year biomedical... Read more about Building Organoids to Combat Cancer